Information according to § 10 battery law
1. Free return of used batteries
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. You are legally obliged to return used batteries so that proper disposal can be guaranteed. You can dispose of used batteries at a municipal collection point or in a local store. As distributors of batteries, we are also obliged to take back old batteries, whereby our return obligation is limited to old batteries of the type that we have or have had as new batteries in our range. You can therefore either send old batteries of the aforementioned type back to us with sufficient postage or return them free of charge to our dispatch warehouse at the address given in the imprint.
2. Meaning of the battery symbols
Batteries are marked with the symbol of a crossed out garbage can (see left). This symbol indicates that batteries must not be disposed of with household waste. For batteries that contain more than 0.0005 percent mercury, more than 0.002 percent cadmium or more than 0.004 percent lead, there is the chemical name of the respective pollutant under the garbage can symbol – “Cd” stands for cadmium, “Pb “stands for lead, and” Hg “for mercury.
3. Vehicle batteries
The seller is acc. Section 10 of the BattG obliges end users to charge a deposit of EUR 7.50 per vehicle battery including sales tax if the end user does not return the used vehicle battery to the seller at the time the new vehicle battery is purchased. The customer receives a deposit voucher when purchasing a vehicle battery. The customer can return the old vehicle battery to the seller for a refund of the deposit. Due to the dangerous goods regulation, shipping of the old vehicle battery to the seller is not permitted. Alternatively, the customer can return the old vehicle battery to a return point set up by the public waste disposal agency. If the used vehicle battery is not returned to the seller who raises the deposit, the person authorized to enter the data, who takes back the used battery, is obliged to confirm the return in writing or electronically upon request to the end user without refunding the deposit. In this case, the customer will be reimbursed the pledge from the seller, provided that he provides the seller with a written or electronic proof of return in accordance with § 10 Paragraph 1 Clause 4 BattG, which is not older than two weeks at the time of submission.